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Modern Languages & Literatures

Hiromi Kinjo


Lecturer - Japanese

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California Los Angeles
M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language and Comparative Literature, University of California Los Angeles
B.A., English and Japanese, University of California Los Angeles
Office: University Hall 3906
Phone: 310.258.5424

Areas of Specialization:

Japanese Literature, emphasizing Enchi Fumiko's literary works, Japanese Language Instruction.

Since 1983 Hiromi Kinjo has been teaching a variety of classes, from beginning to advanced, and conversational to business Japanese. Aside from teaching at LMU, she has been teaching at Santa Monica College, UCLA Extension, and LMU Extension. In 2011 Hiromi Kinjo was the recipient of the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructors Award.

Prof. Kinjo believes that learning a target language is ultimately a tool to develop more effective and smooth relationships with people from different countries. Her teaching style originates from her firm belief that it is not that without instructors, students can't learn, but without students, instructors can't teach.


Selected Publications and Activites:

  • "Oral Refusals of Invitations and Requests in English and Japanese." Journal of Asian Culture 11 (1987): 85-106 
  • “Multiple Uses of Magnets in Teaching for Foreign Language Professors” LMU Workshop.
  • “Origami, the Japanese Art of Folding Paper” LMU Workshops.
  • “Japanese Cultural Workshop” LMU.
  • “Bento Beneath the Palms” in conjunction with the Asian Pacific Student Services, LMU.